Homemade Eggnog: Holiday Recipe

I wanted to share a treasured holiday recipe from the Ross Family with you today.  My mother-in-law, Suzanne, has been making this tasty holiday beverage since before her son (my husband) was born!  We’re all about homemade eggnog in our family and love to share a cup with some cookies together at Christmastime.  Some like to spike theirs with brandy or rum, but it’s just as amazing without.  Be sure to serve this one well chilled!


Check out my video for step by step instructions on how to make this holiday treat:

I’d love to know if you try out this recipe how you like it or if you have an eggnog recipe of your own.
Feel free to share in the comments.
Wishing all of you a very merry holiday!  Cheers!


* Recipe adapted from Better Homes & Garden The Treasure of Christmas Crafts and Foods (1980).  Post contains affiliate link.  All opinions are genuinely my own. *


18 thoughts on “Homemade Eggnog: Holiday Recipe”

  1. Thanks so much for the recipe, Jen. This has inspired me to try making it rather than buy from the store. Happy holidays to you and your family!

    Quick question: How do you create your digital recipe cards? I really like how they’re designed.

    1. I actually just adapt them from word documents I already made years ago when I wanted to print out my favorite recipes on index cards.

  2. Hi Jen & Merry Christmas!
    I am going to be making this today (so it has time to cool) and my husband and I will be bring it over with us to visit his family on Christmas Day. I also make something from Newfoundland (where I am from) to bring to the party called Newfie Slush. Its made with lemonade, orange juice, sprite or 7-up, sugar, water and vodka, etc. Its then frozen. Its a HUGE hit every year. No matter how much I make the containers always come home empty.
    Have a wonderful holiday, looking forward to your video’s again in the New Year.

  3. Okay, so I loved this. I think I might have stirred mine too long as it came out rather thick. But, the flavor was very delicate which I appreciated. The next day I stuck mine in coffee since I can’t always do plain dairy. Then I added Baileys Irish Cream because I had it on hand it was just wonderous. Eventually, I ran out and was so sad, just plain Baileys in some evening decaf did not do the trick. It was the combo of coffee with the egg nog AND the Irish Cream. So, this is definitely on the list for next year. I just have to remember to pull it off the heat even when it does look thin to me. It seriously thickened on its own like you said. So then I looked online at how to make Bailey’s Irish cream and thought I would feel compelled to drink it all if i made it so I stopped there. I feel like there are some detox juices in my near future. Thanx for sharing. Just wonderful.

    1. Some like it thicker and some thinner. You’re right – if you cook it slightly less long it will be thinner. Sounds like a yummy treat!

  4. Jenn! I just made this and it’s cooling in the fridge for New Years. It’s a miracle there is any left to chill after all the tasting.
    I’ve been thinking about this for a week and it didn’t disappoint. Will alway use this recipe. Tytytytyty
    Happy new year to you and Don!

  5. Jen, I meant to comment on this recipe weeks ago but got busy and buried by holidaze… I made your eggnog ahead of our annual Christmas party and it was a HUGE hit! Your timing was perfection too… I realized about a week before you posted this that I’d never made homemade eggnog, which came as a bit of a shock to me because I love it and I love to cook from scratch! I was always intimidated/reluctant/put off by recipes that either involved raw eggs or required separating eggs and folding back together.

    Your recipe is PERFECT because it solves both issues! It was easy to make and absolutely delicious… creamy, satisfying, not too rich and flavors were subtle but clearly NOG! I set some aside and made eggnog waffles for the family (YUM!) then used final precious cupfuls to make Eggnog Cheesecake for our Christmas dinner dessert. It was a huge hit and I suspect will now be part of the annual holiday rotation, along with this eggnog. Thanks so much for sharing!

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